Four injured from snakebites across Israel within hours

A 60-year-old woman is in serious condition and three others are lightly injured due to snakebites, mostly in southern Israel.

An artist’s rendering of a Najash snake in Patagonia with its hind limbs (photo credit: RAÚL ORENCIO GÓMEZ)
An artist’s rendering of a Najash snake in Patagonia with its hind limbs
(photo credit: RAÚL ORENCIO GÓMEZ)

Four Israelis were injured from venomous snake bites across Israel on Friday evening.

One woman, 60 years old, is in serious condition following a snakebite, possibly from a viper, in her Meitar house, near Beersheba in southern Israel. 

She was treated by Magen David Adom (MDA) paramedics, who rushed her to Soroka-University Medical Center in Beersheba.

Also in southern Israel, a 34-year-old man from kibbutz Grofit and a 10-year-old boy from the Bedouin society in the Negev were lightly injured by snakebites.

Both were taken to hospitals in good condition following treatment from MDA paramedics.

 View of the Makhtesh Ramon, Israeli Negev desert, on May 08, 2021. (credit: MILA AVIV/FLASH90) View of the Makhtesh Ramon, Israeli Negev desert, on May 08, 2021. (credit: MILA AVIV/FLASH90)

Lastly, a 36-year-old Rishon Lezion resident was lightly injured from a snakebite and was taken to Shamir Medical Center in Tzrifin.